Monday, 5 October 2009

Fishy Weekend!

I'm all fished out, after watching Nigel Slater on TV last week, I had an urge to cook Smoked Haddock Chowder, so that was Saturday's dinner! Sunday we met my cousin and we went to The Company Shed for lunch on Mersea Island, it's an experience not to be missed! You cannot book and it's a very popular place, you have to take your own drink, bread, butter and if you want mayonnaise take it yourself. They do provide glasses, but don't expect wine glasses, no napkins but kitchen paper is provided a roll on each table. We arrived and put or names on the board, then left to find a cafe for a coffee, when we arrived back the restaurant was full so we stood with a swelling group and waited to be called it took about 20 minutes, well worth the wait, on the board after us there were 18 groups, we sat at a table with another 4 people. The menu is fish, fish or more fish, it’s mainly shellfish we ordered a platter for 4, it was enjoyed as you can see from the photographs. Lunch was finished off with coffee at Mersea  Island Vineyard, I even bought a bottle of blush wine, I'm going to keep it for Christmas, how's that for planning?

Then tonight we had pasta and Salmon,maybe my planning isn't that good! So tomorrow its Red Meat!
Today I went to the second Aqua-8 meeting, everyone has come up with great ideas for our project so there is a lot to look forward too!  I impressed myself as I also went to the gym early this morning so I could fit everything in, wow!


  1. That sea food platter looks amazing! This is the second time I've seen the Company Shed mentioned on a blog... on my list to visit!

  2. Hi Miriam - the food looks lovely although I won't be attempting it myself - can't cook, won't cook! I'll be shopping tomorrow, but back on the AVG stand on Saturday, so come and see me. I wanted to speak to you about a R&WEEG matter!
    Failing that, email me via my blog Gill x